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Small-Group Franz Josef Glacier Walk

150 Reviews

  • Location: Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2524HDICE

Reviewed by: Michaela M, September 2014

Great guide (Jagged rocked), great weather, unforgettable scenery. Walking on blue ice is truly magical! The organisation was fantastic, worth every $$$ spent.

Reviewed by: Graham C, August 2014

If you think you may only have one chance in your lifetime to visit the glaciers, do everything possible to stretch your budget so you can take a walk amongst the ice. No words or pictures can truly convey the immense size, power and physical structure of this place - you need to experience it for yourself. On the day after our trip we also took a walk to the terminal face of the glacier. While that is impressive, you cannot get any real understanding of the scale of the glacier or see the dramatic columns and crevices that exist at the higher levels. Our trip was handled professionally, and included just enough excitement and challenges to make it interesting. We were fortunate to be amongst a small group of people with similar capabilities - though i guess there is a risk that you may do less if you are unlucky to be in a group where some people struggle. Whatever - if you get a chance to do it, don't miss it.

Reviewed by: Josh D, August 2014

The Glacier walk was amazing, highly recommend! It would have been topped off with a trip to the hot pools but unfortunately they were closed due to general maintenance. Be sure to stay in Franz Josef a couple of days just incase the day you book gets cancelled, this happened to us but we were able to re-book for the next day

Reviewed by: Christopher F, June 2014

It was absolutely fantastic, really friendly and experienced guides.

Reviewed by: Russell E, April 2014

The tour was spectacular. We lucked into perfect weather with crystal blue skies. The guide was informative and very friendly and worked her butt off for us. The hike is dependent on the fitness ability of the slowest member on your hike, so luck of the draw. I would have liked a bit faster hike but if you want something more challenging, select the ice climbing option. Overall very satisfied with the tour and the guide, Katiana, from Canada/Russia was super!

Reviewed by: WENXIAN C, January 2014

Safe but adventurous and challenging way to experience glacier. Guide is knowledgeable and attentive.

Reviewed by: Ameet M, January 2014

We really enjoyed the Franz Josef Glacier walk. The guide was excellent and we had a blast.

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Tour code: 2524HDICE